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Director, Business Controller, VSP Retail

Date:  Jul 31, 2019
Req ID:  34012
Division:  Finance

Rancho Cordova, CA, US, 95670

VSP Global is comprised of five complementary businesses that combine high-quality eye care insurance, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses, ophthalmic technology and retail solutions, with employees in over 23 countries. No matter the role, we’re all focused on a singular mission: to help people see. Learn more by visiting

General Summary

Responsible for all domestic and international business controlling functions including business planning and navigation, forecasting, budgeting, financial and market analysis and M&A support. Work in conjunction with the Practice Solutions leadership on developing financial strategies, management reporting and analytics for the company. 

Essential Functions

Primary responsibility to develop, implement, execute and monitors business controller policies, procedures and controls


Act as the key point of contact for Company with all Finance teams and ensuring timing and accurate completion of finance functions.


Produces actionable management information and analysis issuing periodic financial and operating reports, interpret operating results, and ensures specificity in accordance with appropriate accounting standards


Manage the preparation of financial forecasts, including projected revenue, expenses, net income, cash and borrowing. 


Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of locations and departments


Builds financial business plans and defines ways to identify financial opportunities and gaps


Prepare financial analysis of Company corporate and by business segment


Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget


Development and lead the management and preparation of finance committee financial packets, financial reviews and annual/5 yr plan reviews


Manage the annual planning/budgeting process including top down target setting, long range planning that aligns with and integrates the strategic business plans


Identify and ensures implementation of financial improvements to achieve revenue and profit targets


Recommend proper allocation of assets and resources to maximize productivity and profitability, and provide valuable analysis and insight to guide decision making that supports the Company’s key objectives


Collaborate with business leaders on evaluating existing financial systems and current processes, and recommending modifications and implementation of systems and process more advantageous to Company’s strategic financial goals


Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate policies, regulations and laws


Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives


Establish good working relationships across Company functions and business units


Develop, mentor and grow personnel within the organization


Monitor performance of direct reports; provides prompt and objective coaching and counseling; conduct performance reviews and recommend salary increases


Participate in the hiring and interviewing process for open positions within the unit ensuring that the most qualified candidates are selected


Assure effective communications are maintained within the unit and externally.  Where appropriate, inform employees as to plans and progress; conduct employee discussion sessions at regular intervals


Participate in a wide variety of special projects at Corporate or LOB level, as needed


Coordinate with other units/departments to facilitate special requests, resolve work flow or production issues


Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Specifications

Typically has the following skills or abilities:


Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Management or equivalent training, education and experience


Minimum 15 years of Finance experience


Minimum 15 years of Management, Supervisory, and/or Leadership experience


Multi-location and multi-business experience


Mergers and Acquisition analysis and integration experience


Ability to delegate work responsibility with strong interpersonal skills


Problem solving and strategizing capabilities


Progressive experience leading teams and managing projects


Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with peers, subordinates and executive management


Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects


Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills


Excellent maturity and judgment, and the ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial environment; maintain composure under pressure and have the ability to balance competing priorities


Clean credit history as reported by credit report


Ability to regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in the performance of his/her job duties.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The working environment is generally favorable lighting and temperature is adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust etc.


The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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